(October 17, 2014– Los Angeles, CA) – Lakeshore Records will release the DEAR WHITE PEOPLE – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack digitally on October 21st and on CD November 18, 2014. The soundtrack features hot songs by Hopsin, Starchild & The New Romantic, Mibbs, and Caught a Ghost.
Winner of the 2014 Sundance Film Festival’s Special Jury Award for Breakthrough Talent, DEAR WHITE PEOPLE is a sly, provocative satire of race relations in the age of Obama. Writer/director Justin Simien follows a group of African American students as they navigate campus life and racial politics at a predominantly white college in a sharp and funny feature film debut that earned him a spot on Variety’s annual “10 Directors to Watch.”
The unexpected election of activist Samantha White (Tessa Thompson) as head of a traditionally black residence hall sets up a college campus culture war that challenges conventional notions of what it means to be black. While Sam leverages her notoriety as host of the provocative and polarizing radio show “DEAR WHITE PEOPLE” to try to prevent the college from diversifying Armstrong Parker House, outgoing head-of-house Troy Fairbanks (Brandon P. Bell), son of the university’s dean (Dennis Haysbert), defies his father’s lofty expectations by applying to join the staff of Pastiche, the college’s influential humor magazine. Lionel Higgins (Tyler James Williams), an Afro-sporting sci-fi geek, is recruited by the otherwise all-white student newspaper to go undercover and write about black culture—a subject he knows little about—while the aggressively assimilated Coco Conners (Teyonah Parris) tries to use the controversy on campus to carve out a career in reality TV.
But no one at Winchester University is prepared for Pastiche’s outrageous, ill-conceived annual Halloween party, with its “unleash your inner Negro” theme throwing oil on an already smoldering fire of resentment and misunderstanding. When the party descends into riotous mayhem, everyone must choose a side.
01. Mr. Blackman – Hopsin
02. Get Your Life – Caught A Ghost
03. Goldmine – Kilo Kish
04. Relax – Starchild & The New Romantic
05. Stalker – Andy Allo
06. Holograms – Leonard Friend
07. Forget – Kissey
08. Lock Up – BC Kingdom
09. Temple – Sunni Colon
10. Believe In God – Blackface, Sean Wyze and Poetik Force
11. The Drum – D. German
12. No New Leaders – Mibbs
13. Sleeping At Night (Dear White People Remix) – Caught A Ghost
Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions present DEAR WHITE PEOPLE in theaters on October 17. The DEAR WHITE PEOPLE – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack will be available digitally on October 21st and on CD November 18, 2014.